Young Adult Fiction
Follow
Find
990 views | +4 today
Young Adult Fiction
Great reads for young adults of ALL ages
Curated by Karen Innes
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Recent Reads: Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction - Patheos

Recent Reads: Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction - Patheos | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
I've had a reading “crush” on YA fiction for quite some time. And given the number of young readers in my life, I have an interest in it on a lot of levels. In the last couple of months, I've read some books that bear mentioning ...
Karen Innes's insight:

A touching, heart-warming, tug-at-your-heartstrings book.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Teen Books 2012: Top 10 Young Adult Fiction Novels of the Year ...

Teen Books 2012: Top 10 Young Adult Fiction Novels of the Year ... | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Not my personal top ten list, but I do love all of these - especially Divergent and Thirteen Reasons Why.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Starters (Starters, #1), by Lissa Price

Starters (Starters, #1), by Lissa Price | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

"Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . ."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Storm: Elementals Book 1 by Brigid Kemmerer - Book Trailer

A sizzling and addictive new trilogy coming. May 2012.

Four brothers, four powerful elements, and one girl caught in the middle.

 

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
With her life at stake, she doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in. But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all?
Earth, Fire, Air, Water - the storm is coming...

Find out more: www.allenandunwin.com ABOUT THE BOOK When Becca Ch...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Divergent | The Divergent Trilogy, by Veronica Roth

Divergent | The Divergent Trilogy, by Veronica Roth | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin. [Trailer]

Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember the accident that took the lives of three of her friends but, after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.

Source: http://bit.ly/bTXyWB

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Variant by Robison Wells

Variant by Robison Wells | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

This is the chance of a lifetime for Benson. He has been granted a full scholarship to Maxfield Academy. He will be able to turn his life around, get a good education, and finally live in one place longer than a few months before he is sent on to the next foster home.

But when he is dropped off at the Academy, things seem strange. First of all, there are no adults anywhere. NONE! The only teachers are other students who read from a computer screen.

The entire school is divided into three gangs: Society, Havoc, and Variant. He must decide which gang to join - and quickly - before he gets badly beaten up, or worse.

Perhaps worst of all, there are cameras and microphones everywhere, recording everything.

And to make matters even worse, there is no escape. There is both a wall surrounding the school and barbed wire fences. Students who have tried to escape in the past are killed. Max is trapped and has no idea who he can trust - because if he trusts the wrong person, it could be deadly.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Eve, by Anna Carey

Eve, by Anna Carey | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust… and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Review: “Everneath,” Brodi Ashton

Review: “Everneath,” Brodi Ashton | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

The Fault in our Stars, by John Green.

The Fault in our Stars, by John Green. | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters are very different: She’s a sensitive poetry aficionado; he’s a hunky ex-basketball player. But their paths (and stars) cross in a cancer support group for teens. Unlike the sudden passion of Romeo and Juliet, their Shakespearian counterparts, the love between Augustus and Hazel is tentative and tender, thwarted not by feuding families but by the warring cells in their own bodies. Hazel yearns to travel to Amsterdam to meet her favorite author, and Augustus leaps to help even as their respective cancers threaten to derail her dream.

Source: Washington Post http://wapo.st/xP9roF

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw,  The Fault in Our Stars  is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

'Ready Player One' an oasis for sci-fi readers - JSOnline

'Ready Player One' an oasis for sci-fi readers - JSOnline | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

The novel is set in a dystopian America of 2044. The "earth is dying" and most people either live in "stacks" - Lego-like high-rises of trailers soldered together - or are "starving and homeless." To escape this dismal reality, everyone jacks into the virtual world of OASIS, a utopian universe "where anything was possible." Created by James Halliday, a "God among Geeks," this Eden in the ethernet consists of a cosmos of planets, some "sword-and-sorcery" realities, some "cyberpunk themed," some "zombie-infested wastelands," all of them populated with artificially intelligent virtual characters.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

YA NOVELS OF 2012

MORE OF THE UPCOMING YA BOOKS THAT WILL BE COMING OUT IN 2012.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

October debut novels | The Hub

October debut novels | The Hub | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Here's a list of titles written by new authors, across a range of genres.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Hollyweird, by Terri Clark

Hollyweird, by Terri Clark | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Aly wins a contest to meet Hollywood Heartthrob Dakota Danvers and fly out to Hollywood from her home in Colorado. She takes her best friend Des with her and her sister Missy, freshly 21 years old, comes along as their guardian.

Once they arrive in Hollywood they are greeted by a driver as well as Jameson, one of the people who works for Dakota. At a photo shoot, Aly has a moment where she thinks that Dakota’s eyes are glowing and red. She shakes it off as nerves, but later on Desi sees the SAME thing when she goes to Dakota’s make up trailer to retrieve sunglasses she had left behind.

Jameson reveals to the girls that Dakota is a devil – and not just any devil – Satan’s son! The girls end up pressing Jameson to find out what HE is and it turns out that he is a fallen angel. They find out that Hollywood, or Hollyweird, rather, is full of paranormal beings.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Wentworth Hall, by Abby Grahame

Wentworth Hall, by Abby Grahame | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

It’s 1912, and the  Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds  to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep  up appearances that things are as they have always been… even as their  carefully constructed façade rapidly comes undone.

Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one… the handsome groom Michael, the  beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of  love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these  secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever.

When  scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that  closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over  their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at  Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Team Human, by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan

Team Human, by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

What would you do if your best friend fell in love with a vampire? Sharp, funny paranormal-rom-crime, with a twist.

July 2012 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth -- Official Book Trailer

INSURGENT is the much-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling DIVERGENT. ABOUT INSURGENT: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Emma and Josh are next-door neighbors who live in the year 1996. Not every household has a computer, and those who do, don't always have the internet.

Josh brings Emma an AOL CD so she can go online. But when Emma puts the AOL disk in, Facebook pops up - and Facebook hasn't even been invented yet!

The picture on the page looks just like Emma, but older. Her status is married! And, the adult Emma doesn't seem all that happy.

When they type in Josh's name, however, they see a photograph of a beautiful house on the lake, twin babies, and a beautiful wife (actually a senior who goes to his school and is considered the hottest girl in school.) Josh is estactic, especially since he's hardly even dated.

Emma is upset; Josh is wildly happy with this vision of their futures, but when they login the next day, things are different. Why? Does what they do in the present change our future?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Girl, Stolen by April Henry | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Cheynne Wilder is sixteen-years-old and blind. She is also very sick with pneumonia. On the way back from the doctor's, her mother stopped to pick up a perscription for her. While Cheyenne was sleeping in the back seat her mother's car was stolen-with Cheyenne in it! Although Griffen, her kidnapper, only wanted to steal a car and was shocked to see a person in the back seat, he doesn't let her go. Griffen brings Cheyenne to his father's house deep in the woods and things go from bad to worse. How can Cheyenne escape if she can't see? And when Griffen's father discovers Cheyenne is the daughter of the president of Nike his plans for a ransom seem to put Cheyenne even more at risk.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Born Wicked, by Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked, by Jessica Spotswood | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship–or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with six months to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word… especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate stars scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood — not even from each other.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult.

Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult. | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

The dreadful decision on whether or not to terminate the life of a loved one is at the heart of Jodi Picoult’s new novel Lone Wolf. It features Luke Baxter, a man driven by his desire to explore the lives of wolves. His decision to leave his wife and children for two years to live with a pack leads to divorce and the break-up of the family. When Luke suffers irreparable brain damage in a car crash, his son Edward, on the advice of doctors, takes the decision to terminate his life. He knows Luke wished to be an organ donor and that in wolf society he would be allowed to die. Edward’s sister Cara, however, is racked with guilt and takes Edward to court for attempted murder.

Source: http://bit.ly/wH5ZJ7

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

West Allis Public Library Teen Events: Book Review: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

West Allis Public Library Teen Events: Book Review: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Lucky Linderman is anything but lucky. He has a mother who would rather live in the water and a father who he compares to a turtle, always retreating during times of danger. Add in being consistently bullied by Nader McMillan at school and the pool, it's no surprise that his happiest times are when he dreams of rescuing his grandfather, a POW from Vietnam who was never found.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Review: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon – Kindle Fever

Review: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon – Kindle Fever | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

Lola isn’t the thin, pretty or popular blonde. Instead she’s both taller and bigger. This has made the school bully take extra notice in her and work colleagues to talk and stare. One day, when the humiliation gets too much, Lola wishes she’d disappear and suddenly her wish comes true; she does disappear! But instead of feeling joy, she’s terrified. Together with her best friend Charlie, who finds this new gift of Lola’s quite cool, they discover the limits to her abilities and start planning on how to use it to get back at the school bully. The question is; is it right to do the same thing to him that he’s done to them? In Invisible, Lola has to get to know herself and discover her inner strength to be able to face the world with a head held proud!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Innes
Scoop.it!

Out of Sight, Out of Time, Gallagher Girls #5, by Ally Carter

Out of Sight, Out of Time, Gallagher Girls #5, by Ally Carter | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TIME - in stores March 20, 2012

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

more...
No comment yet.